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I got really excited this weekend because after three years, I finally turfed out one of the compost bins.

I stood in the back yard with my hands clasped to my face as my husband shook the bin from its resting place; deep down I was worried that instead of the expected nice brown crumbly mixture, we would have some sort of sludge.

As it happens it looked great and I felt extremely proud.
"Wow kids, look at this" I urged two disinterested faces.

Prodding it around with a gardening fork however uncovered some long forgotten remnants from the kitchen.

Here is a list of things that didn't compost:

Anna Heywood

Newcastle allotment show

By Anna Heywood on Sep 11, 09 01:59 PM

They say that things come in threes and this Sunday looks set to prove that. That is to say that at least three things I like are all happening this Sunday.

Firstly it is the birthday of the great late Roald Dahl, secondly, it is the 60th birthday of my dear young Ma' (Happy Birthday) and thirdly, the annual Newcastle Allotment show is to take place between 11 am till 4pm at Newcastle Civic centre.

I don't have an allotment; I used to have one but gave it up years ago.
It all started off with such genuine well-meaning but then life just seemed to get in the way which meant that when I saw the title of Katharine Capocci's new blog 'Plot of bother' I knew exactly what she was talking about.

Anna Heywood

Tyneside yard farmers

By Anna Heywood on Feb 11, 09 12:23 PM

Even if your 'garden' is a Tyneside yard or balcony, you can now grow your own organic produce.

Dear Anna,

I read your piece about the 'Grow your own veg' course at Kirkley Hall and I love the idea of having a go but I am still on the waiting list for an allotment and my garden is a small back yard.

I did look at the pots at the garden centre but my gut instinct was that they were not deep enough.
Do you have any suggestions or products that you know about which you could share?

Andy Keeble, Jesmond

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